Superstar is a term used to refer to a celebrity who has great popular appeal and is widely known, prominent or successful in some field. Celebrities referred to as "superstars" may include individuals who work as actors, actresses, musicians, athletes, and other media-based professions. Particularly notable superstars now receive the appellation "megastar".
The term was later used in the 1960s by Andy Warhol: "A friend of mine named Ingrid from New Jersey came up with a new last name, just right for her new, loosely defined show-business career. She called herself "Ingrid Superstar." I'm positive Ingrid invented that word. At least, I invite anyone with "superstar" clippings that predate Ingrid's to show them to me. The more parties we went to, the more they wrote her name in the papers, Ingrid Superstar, and "superstar" was starting its media run. Ingrid called me a few weeks ago. She's operating a sewing machine now. But her name is still going. It seems incredible, doesn't it?" (Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol)
Skye Alexandra Sweetnam (born May 5, 1988) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and music video director. Skye first entered the mainstream in 2003 with the release of her debut single "Billy S." Over a year later, her debut album, Noise from the Basement, was released including the singles "Tangled Up in Me" and "Number One". In 2006, she was nominated for a Juno Award for New Artist of the Year. Her second album, Sound Soldier, was released in 2007. Now known by the stage name Sever, she is currently the lead singer of the band Sumo Cyco.
Skye was born on May 5, 1988, to Deirdre and Greg Sweetnam. She was named after the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Along with her sister, Aurora, and her brother, Cam, she was born and raised in the small town of Bolton, Ontario, where she studied dancing and singing from a young age. She began singing at the age of five, performing for family members and friends.
2003—2005: Noise from the Basement
She worked with local producer and instrumentalist, James Robertson. Together, Robertson and Sweetnam worked on what later became Noise from the Basement, her Capitol Records/EMI debut. The single "Billy S." appeared in July 2003 on the soundtrack to the movie How to Deal, and quickly took off in Canada. Two more singles were released from her debut and fared moderately on the charts. In 2004, Skye went on tour over Europe and North America, as the opening act for Britney Spears on her Onyx Hotel Tour.
"Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" is a 1971 hit single for the Gordy (Motown) label, recorded by The Temptations and produced by Norman Whitfield. Something of an early ancestor to the "diss songs" prevalent in hip hop music towards the end of the 20th century, "Superstar" is an attack at two former Temptations members, David Ruffin (who had been fired back in 1968) and his cohort Eddie Kendricks (who quit the act in early 1971 and negotiated a Motown solo deal). The song appears on the 1972 album Solid Rock.
Kendricks quit the group amidst conflicts and tension between him and bandmates Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin, and after being denied the opportunity to record a solo album of classic-styled soul as a reprieve from Norman Whifield's psychedelic soul recordings, which he detested.
Kendricks had continued his friendship with Ruffin following his firing in 1968, and by mid-1971 was making public statements blaming his departure on his problems with Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin. Kendricks pointed out the failure of "It's Summer", the first single not to feature Kendricks' vocals, as evidence that the group was faltering without him, and Ruffin told the press that he was considering starting a new singing group with Kendricks, then-current Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards, and, once his health improved, Kendricks' good friend Paul Williams (another founding member of the Temptations who was forced to quit the group in 1971 because of failing health).
Amapiano is globally recognised through artists such as South Africa’s very own “Ke Star” hitmaker Focalistic who bagged a nomination in the BestAfricanAct category ...Rounding up the list of African nominees is African superstar Diamond Platnumz of Tanzania ... "To be nominated as the Best African Act at the 2021 MTV EMA's means a lot to me.
Architectural Digest brings you to Lagos, Nigeria to tour the home of international recording superstar Burna Boy. The “AfricanGiant” has created a stunning oasis for himself, one where his creative process can unfold against a backdrop of luxury and eclectic personal flair. Take the complete mansion tour and see prior celebrity home tours below.
In addition, in recent years, the dynamism of African music has been reflected in the widespread recognition of works produced by African artists on the international scene ... While AFRIMA Music Fest, an evening of non-stop music concerts with live performances from African music superstars will take place on the same day of November 19 from 6.00pm.
African soccer players have now become household names in soccer fans’ lives ... All represent African nations outside of club play. A flourishing African soccer population leads some to wonder where more African superstars will consistently come from ... Look for Onana to lead the ever-growing scene of African goalkeepers ... AFRICAN SOCCER PLAYERS IN EUROPE.
Despite the fact that, as a superstar senior, his NBA... when pressed about deaths related to a smuggling mission gone awry, Lanier clams up; and in the closing installment, bookie Marlon Aronstam plays coy about his shady dealings with SouthAfrican cricket superstar Hansie Cronje.
“Silence All the Noise," which does not yet have a release date, was acquired by W.W. Norton & Company. The publisher also plans a young readers edition ... Through my example, I want to educate, enlighten, and inform about how the world can welcome those born different," the SouthAfrican superstar said in a statement Tuesday ... I don’t cheat.
“Silence All the Noise,” which does not yet have a release date, was acquired by W.W. Norton & Company. The publisher also plans a young readers edition ... Through my example, I want to educate, enlighten, and inform about how the world can welcome those born different,” the SouthAfrican superstar said in a statement Tuesday ... .
Grammy award-winning Nigerian artiste, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has hit a major milestone on YouTube making him the most viewed African artiste. The Afrobeats superstar has amassed over 1 billion music video views across his YouTube channel in 3 years.